Get Inspired / Europe / Germany A True Bavarian Beauty: Self-Drive Germany’s Romantic Road Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Europe / Germany A True Bavarian Beauty: Self-Drive Germany’s Romantic Road story by: Anna Sarjeant Ideal Length: 7 days Best for: Followers of all things beautiful and Bavarian – helps if you’re a beer lover too! Germany’s Romantic Road, albeit well-travelled, is still one of the most rewarding self-drive itineraries in Europe. Stretching from Würzburg to Füssen with 350 kilometres of road in between. The starting point is Würzburg. With a focal hilltop castle and a storybook town crammed with gingerbread houses, spires and clock towers, it’s Grimm Brothers meets traditional Bavarian beauty. Spend a full day and at least one night here before journeying to Neuschwanstein. Nestled in the foothills of the Alps, you may not recognise Neuschwanstein by name but you’ll definitely recognise its castle; famed for inspiring the iconic Disney castle, their silhouettes are almost identical. Weaving your way through the lush back roads of Tauber Valley, past flower-dappled meadows and rolling green pastures, you’ll arrive in Rothenburg, and one of the many walled cities along the Romantic Road. Rothenburg is particularly pretty come nightfall, when the lanes are deserted but remain aglow with dimly lit streetlights, it’ll send tingles down your spine. In Nördlingen, take the 2.7km leisurely stroll along the historic walls. As a town located in the crater of a meteorite impact and with panoramic views from the St George‘s bell tower, it’s full of impressive Kodak moments. From here travel to Munich - spending as much or as little time in the beer-famed city as you like - and finish up in Füssen, where the route officially ends. HOT tip: Your rental vehicle must have all the required emergency equipment (warning triangle, first aid kit, spare tire and jack) as well as a parking disc. Click here for all our Germany deals. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Self Driving Germany's Romantic Road Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Germany and Switzerland... more than just beer & chocolate Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.